Cardiopulmonary functional changes in acute acclimatisation to high altitude in mountaineers

@article{Rupwate1990CardiopulmonaryFC,
  title={Cardiopulmonary functional changes in acute acclimatisation to high altitude in mountaineers},
  author={R. U. Rupwate and M. Chitaley and Sandhya Kamat},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={6},
  pages={266-272}
}
Simple cardiopulmonary functions were studied serially in 26 mountaineers between sea level and an altitude of 25,200 ft. Up to 12,000 ft there was no altitude sickness, though there were complaints of leech bite (26.9%) and blisters (3.8%). One member died of exhaustion, two developed pulmonary oedema, one “flu” (at 15,600 ft) and one pleural rub (at 21… CONTINUE READING